Flame Retardant

Today plastic is an integral part of our lives but it catches fire very easily. Adding Flame Retardant Additive Masterbatch to plastic products can save many lives and destruction. Flame Retardants are a group of chemicals that are added to manufactured materials, such as plastic, textiles, surface finishes and coatings. The presence of an ignition source can activate Flame retardants and are intended to prevent or slow the further development of ignition by a variety of different physical and chemical methods. 

Due to increasing demands in fire protection regulations, it has become necessary to modify the flame retardation behaviour of plastics. Flame retardant’s action is to retard the flammability of plastics, to minimise their ignition properties and burning behaviour such as flame propagation, smoke, and heat.

Lifeline Technologies offer Halogenated and Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Additive Masterbatch and Compound based on the end application.

Different tests standards are used to decide the performance criteria of flame retardants based on the end use of the plastic product.

  • UL-94 with classifications V-0, V-1 and V-2 (for electric installations)
  • (with the specification of the minimal oxygen concentration to maintain a fire)
  • DIN 54332 – Test for carpets
  • DIN 54336, BS 5438 and NFPA 701 – Test for fabrics
  • FMVSS 302 – Test for the automobile industry
  • Large variety of other very special tests which vary from country to country